Ruby Range Fishing Lodge

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Ridge Lake Trapline

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Stone SheepStone Sheep Hunting with Dunedin River Outfitters

Some of the most highliy price trophy hunt offered in British Columbia is the stone sheep. Book your next stone sheep hunt with Dunedin River Outfitters and find out why hunters call this animal "true mammal of the mountains".

The stone sheep population in B.C. is estimated to be about 3,100 animals. Their coat is usually dark gray to black, but it can also include silver gray, yellowish brown or almost white.

They shed their winter coat in June/July and looks untidy until the new coat grows back in. This is one of the reasons we book hunts for the stone sheep later on in the summer and fall in time for their new coats.

The ram's horns do not fall every year, like other ungulates such as elk, moose and deer. The horns continue to grow throughout the life of the sheep, but growth slows during the winter season. A ring is what gives the animal's age. Although rare today, some ram horns are known to 48 inches (122 cm) from the base upwards.

A few sheep, concave hooves with rough pads on rocky ground right foot to offer. The hooves of a sheep in its range in the high mountain area anywhere from 300 m altitude 2,200 meters. This animal is dangerous to life, as it examines trees achieved with little or no coverage, location, near the cliff grazing and housing.

A sheep feeds by moving between traditional seasonal ranges. It relies on low growing grasses, herbs, sedges, sprouted willow and poplar leaves.

Stone sheep is one of the most social hoofed animals in British Columbia. Ram groups have well developed social rules and a dominant hierarchy in which a ram's size, mainly the dimension of his horns, determines his place in the hierarchy. During most of the year, ewes and rams occupy separate ranges. As a rule, many veteran hunters know too well that a big ram is seldom on his own and it's good practice to always look around.

In late summer and fall, sheep are often spotted in openings next to "salt licks", rugged breaks and terraces, rocky outcrops, burns, grasslands, streams and rock slides.

These hunts are tougher and are more pleasant when you are in good shape. The better shape you are in the more improved chances are for a succesful hunt.

We will use horses and backpacking. Customers are fortunate to have log cabins or wall tents a very short distance from the hunting sites.

Dunedin has its own secret niches where a hunter can find a quality ram. We will provide you with a good chance of harvesting a ram; nonetheless, the final result depends to great extent on your physical condition and your shooting abilities.

We offer a sheep hunt in combination with many other ungulates and predators. Our hunts have a very good success rate and some of our trophy animals do make the book. A sheep hunting is done with patience and good knowledge of spot and stalk technique.

Combo Hunt - Harvest Fees on 2nd Animal (Year - 2010)

Stone Sheep: ................. can. $ 14,000

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Stone Sheep Hunting AreaStone Sheep

The sheep live in the subarctic mountains of Alaska, Yukon, the Mackenzie Mountains in the western Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. Stone sheep are found in relatively dry country and try to stay in a special combination of open alpine ridges, meadows and steep slopes with rugged terrain in the immediate surroundings to escape predators can not travel easily over the area.

Male Stone Sheep have thick curling horns. Females have shorter, slender, slightly curved horns. Males live in bands which seldom associate with female groups except during the mating season in late November and early December. Lambs are born in May.

During the summer, when food is abundant, the sheep eat a wide variety of plants. During the winter diet is much more limited and consists mainly of dry, frozen grass and reeds available steal when the snow started, lichens and mosses. Many Dall sheep populations visit mineral licks in the spring and often travel many miles to eat the soil around phrases.

The main predators are wolves, coyotes, black bears and brown bears, eagles are predators of young people.